Living With Nature Monthly Program
Tucson Audubon Society’s Living with Nature program is an opportunity to meet, to make friends with other Audubon members here in our community, to share our photography and wild birding tales, to find out about Tucson Audubon events and field trips, and to build our knowledge and the human connection to nature and natural habitats. The Living with Nature talks presented are varied, shared in a weekly email to the membership and here on the Tucson Audubon website. Living with Nature is open to the public and there is no charge to attend. We are truly grateful to our speakers who donate their time and talent in contributing to this effort. If you have ideas for a future presentation, scroll to the bottom of the page for a form to complete, call Katie at 520-209-1812, or email firstname.lastname@example.org
TUCSON: Friday, November 16
REI Tucson, rei.com/stores/tucson.html
160 W Wetmore Road, Tucson, AZ 85705
Register online or call 520-887-1938
Wait… What? Africa has Penguins?
The iconic and endangered South African Penguin breeds along the cape of Southern Africa. The population has dropped by 90%. Learn how volunteers from around the globe worked to save 20,000 penguins imperiled by a massive oil spill in 2000. Presented by Penny Miller, retired zoo director from West Virginia, where she was also a wildlife rehabilitator, Master Naturalist and organic farmer. African Penguin by Penny Miller
GREEN VALLEY: Saturday, November 17
Arachnids are full of surprises. Scorpions kiss and dance, spitting spiders squirt silk and glue, and vinegaroons spray almost pure acetic acid from their rear ends.
At this Living with Nature talk, Jillian Cowles, author of Amazing Arachnids, will use stunning photographs to show the staggering array of survival strategies that her favorite creatures have developed as they have evolved over the past 400 million years. Image by Jillian Cowles
GREEN VALLEY: Saturday, December 1
Top predators of the avian world – Raptors!
Southern Arizona and the Sonoran Desert Region are renowned for the large variety of animal and plant species, especially birds, which can be found in the area. Among the most fascinating of those are the raptors, top predators of the avian world, which either live here year-round, or migrate through the area at different times of the year.
Join Tucson Audubon’s Living with Nature series and guest presenter, Ana Laura Gonzalez for a beginning-intermediate birder level talk. Ana is a volunteer naturalist at Saguaro National Park, as well as an Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum docent and narrator for their Raptor Free Flight programs. *note there will be no raptors on site for this event*
Ferruginous Hawk by Don Sorensen
Now Accepting Proposals for Spring 2019 Presentations!
- Knowledge – a speaker with specific subject matter expertise can provide essential insights on scientific and cultural trends pertaining to human interaction with nature applicable to birds, other wildlife, and their habitats in Southeast Arizona
- Inspiration – a speaker can offer a high-energy, thought-provoking, and or motivational speech on human interaction with nature to encourage our audience to adopt new concepts or conquer new challenges that tie-in with the Tucson Audubon Society mission
- Visibility – a recognized speaker can be an asset to both Tucson Audubon Society and their representing organization in efforts to increase event attendance and/ or attract media interest.
Tucson Audubon Society
300 E University Blvd. #120 Tucson, AZ 85705
3835 W Hardy Rd.
Tucson, AZ 85742
Paton Center for Hummingbirds
477 Pennsylvania Ave.
Patagonia, AZ 85624